Hoegh Autoliners adds Savannah
H'egh Autoliners has added Savannah, Ga., as a load port to its service from the United States to the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.
The roll-on/roll-off service will call on the Port of Savannah twice a month and will move cargo from various manufacturers of new equipment as well as used light vehicles and used high and heavy cargo.
The U.S. port rotation varies among Baltimore; Bridgeport, Conn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Savannah; and Wilmington, Del. In the Middle East direct port calls are Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Bahrain, Beirut, Dammam, Doha, Jebel Ali, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Iraq and Tripoli, depending on cargo requirements.
“Savannah offers H'egh Autoliners excellent facilities for handling various ro/ro cargoes, as well as the basis for great growth opportunities,” said Larry Warren, general manager and South Atlantic and Gulf, H'egh Autoliners.
Hoegh Autoliners said current economic conditions, as well as additional tonnage through its continued new building program, has presented it with an opportunity to look at new ports of call, both in the United States and overseas. In December, H'egh Autoliners, announced that the same Middle East service would begin calling Bridgeport to load for Lebanon and Libya once every three weeks, beginning in mid-January 2009.
H'egh Autoliners operates about 70 pure car and truck carriers and moved about 2 million car equivalent units last year.